Expiration date: 6/3/2023
WFI Holdings-B LLC (Sponsor) seeks approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Interagency Review Team (IRT); which is composed of representatives from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; to establish the Sweet Water Stream & Wetland Mitigation Bank (Sweet Water) which is proposed in accordance with the approved WFI-B Umbrella Mitigation Banking Program Instrument (UMBPI), file number MVS-2020-652. The Sweet Water site is the fifth bank site proposed under the UMBPI. If approved, the Sponsor would make the stream and wetland mitigation credit available to Department of the Army permittees seeking to fulfill requirements to purchase compensatory mitigation credit to offset losses of aquatic functions and services. The mitigation bank site includes the restoration and enhancement of multiple stream and wetland habitats within the unprotected Sugar Creek floodplain. The Sponsor proposes a mitigation bank (Sweet Water) within the Sugar Creek Watershed, specifically in the Umbrella Mitigation Banking Program Instrument (UMBPI) Service Area C- The Shoal & Lower Kaskaskia Service Area (LKS). The subject site includes 40.87 acres and is located in the Southwest ¼ of Section 35, Township 3 North, Range 5 West in Madison County, Illinois. The approximate center of the bank site is Latitude 38.66161°, Longitude -88.37470 °.
The Public Notice comment period opens May 5, 2023 and closes June 3, 2023.